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Relative newcomer to the tower crane and hoisting sector, Crane & Hoist SA has secured an order for the supply and erection of a Potain tower crane for the new Stor-Age Self Storage facility being constructed in Craighall.

Louw Smit, sales director of Crane & Hoist Equipment SA, says that the company was able to offer the end user the most appropriate tower crane for the project and at the right price with full back up support over the duration of the eight month hire period.

“It is all very to be able to supply pieces of materials handling equipment, but it is critical to be able to support these sophisticated machines in the field,” Smit says. “And this is in terms of the safe erection of the tower crane making sure that it complies with all the legislative requirements as well as being able to maintain and service the unit during its usage on site.”

A Potain MDT 98 tower crane was selected for this particular project as it will provide a 1,2 t lifting capacity at a 55 metre radius allowing optimum materials movement on this fast track project. Significantly, this top slewing modular tower crane can be easily adapted for individual sites and brings optimum performance coupled with flexibility to a construction site.

Smit that this particular tower crane was considered ideal for several reasons including that it is fast and simple to erect and that while it only requires a limited footprint it facilitates optimum reach on sites which are constrained. “This reach ensures enhanced productivity by ensuring that materials can be moved to where required with ease,” he says.

Crane & Hoist Equipment SA was established as a specialist operation that supplies new and refurbished cranes as well as construction hoists to the sub-Saharan markets. The company provides turnkey tower crane management and lifting solutions, and demand for its services has rapidly gained traction.